Alguersuari to keep racing in World Series

Jaime Alguersuari’s boss has confirmed reports the 19-year-old plans to split his time between formula one and an existing race commitment for the rest of the 2009 season. The young Spaniard currently races in the World Series by Renault, most recently at Le Mans last weekend where he finished the two events in fourth and third positions respectively.

On Monday Toro Rosso announced he has been selected to replace the ousted Sebastien Bourdais as of this weekend’s Hungarian grand prix. “Jaime intends to continue racing with us in World Series this year, but obviously his F1 commitments will take priority,” Carlin Motorsport chief Trevor Carlin confirmed.

The next World Series outing is in Portugal during F1’s August summer break, and the final two rounds of the single seater category also do not clash with the grand prix calendar. Alguersuari also raced with Carlin in 2008, becoming the youngest ever British F3 champion.